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I believe you have the wrong Goncalves listed for Caja Rural. Think it should be Jose not Domingos.

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dave atkinson [6548 posts] 3 years ago
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oopsie.

wrong number of transfers too!

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Aragonite [269 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks. Looking at the parcours, ten is a pretty frugal number of transfers. Same for everyone though.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Can we have more transfers, please?  1 ... Just to make the game more fun and be able to switch out more riders?..  1

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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6 stages, 2 transfers per stage.

I'm trying to call the first stage.  Last year there were two less mountainous stages before all the summit finishes, it's a bit more complex this year.   Thinking guys like Bakelants and Felline for stage one then it's straight to a summit finish.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Condor Andy wrote:

6 stages, 2 transfers per stage.

I'm trying to call the first stage.  Last year there were two less mountainous stages before all the summit finishes, it's a bit more complex this year.   Thinking guys like Bakelants and Felline for stage one then it's straight to a summit finish.

 

Same thoughts, I see it as Gallopin, Martin, Ulissi + the likes of Felline, Simon, Prades, Gerrans/Alba. the prob is how many do you put in as its summit finish straight after, but then stage 3 is for them guys too, and maybe even stage 4 as well, well stage 4 defo for the first 3 and one of the Orica guys. Then 5 summit, then ITT. Tough

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MinardiM189 [694 posts] 3 years ago
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If riders are missing from the initial roster will they be added to the roster during the course of the race?

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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MinardiM189 wrote:

If riders are missing from the initial roster will they be added to the roster during the course of the race?

 

All updated. Not gonna lie as I was away last week I hadnt looked at the rosters until ive just done the scores so I do apologise for that

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Whys does Nairo Quintana show 100 points and Joaquim Rodriguez show 171 points under 'This Tour' in the Current Rider Rankings? 

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Top of FS after stage one! I'll take that.

Ten transfers is proving tricky to manage. Just made a few for todays summit finish, but the GC guys might wait until stage five until they make their move.  Planning to get the medium mountains guys back in for stages three and four, but then it's another summit and then a time trial.... Really fancy holding onto first place.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Today should be a good stage!  1 Ramps of 13.5% at the end!  1 50km to go and Denifl (IAM) and Madrazo are up front with a gap of 3:29

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmmm... According to the race live feed, there'll be no Sprint Points awarded at  Amurrio because there's oil on the streets... 

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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The  break started with 4 riders,Denifl (IAM), Meintjes (LAM), Petilli (LAM) and Madrazo (CJR), , but by 80km to go, only Denifl (IAM) and Madrazo managed to stay out front by themselves...

Race live feed notes Petilli (LAM) and Madrazo (CJR) were in the break yesterday, too. 

For those interested, here's how much the riders in the break are worth:

Stefan Denifl IAM Cycling 14.5

Louis Meintjes Lampre - Merida 9.3

Simone Petilli Lampre - Merida 7.0

Angel Madrazo Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 5.8

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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30km to go. Katusha leading the peloton. Meintjes and Paulinho have abandoned the race.  2

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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15km to go. Denifl and Madrazo have 0:46 on the bunch. Madrazo will apparently wear the KOM jersey at tomorrow's start.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Landa and Kelderman have a gap... 

 

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Way to go Landa! Great to see him back on form so soon.

I didn't do too badly today, but I completely forgot about Kelderman.  I nearly always pick him.  And I should have had Pinot over Rodriguez, maybe the latter is saving himself for Friday.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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I went J-Rod too! But as i didnt want to make wholesale changes I only had 3,5,11! So not good at all

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, same for me, but with 8 as well and minus 4 transfers.

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_Kasper [136 posts] 3 years ago
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This is becoming a recurring nightmare; me thinking i have a team that can't possibly fail, and ending up with a very mediocre team. I got 3, 5, 8 and 20 + Martin, Anton, Gallopin and Gerrans. Really impressed with Felline though...

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Mike.Franchetti [71 posts] 3 years ago
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Moved the big boys in early and it paid off.

To be honest I hadn't realised the final climb was so short so count myself a bit lucky with Landa, Contador, Pinot and Quintana all up there.

Also fantastic day for my purist team - second ever stage win!

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Stumps [3493 posts] 3 years ago
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182 stage points and i drop a place !!!! Cracking race.